Canadian Music Trade - August-September 22 - Page 16


By Esha Bahl Krishnamoorthy

The NAMM Community is Always Ready to Support You

The world we are currently living in is rapidly evolving with new products , tools , ideas , and trends shaping our industry and global economy every day . And while change can be difficult , it is important to remember that it can also bring great opportunities , and whatever may come your way , you never have to go at it alone . Through the good and bad , the easy and the hard , your NAMM community will always be ready to support you .

Your NAMM Community Awaits We at NAMM take pride in serving our members , celebrating their accomplishments , providing them with resources to elevate their businesses , and supporting their efforts to create more music-makers and grow the music products industry . Our members ’ success is our focus , from hosting international trade shows to offering free professional development training opportunities to advocating for music education across the world .
The best part of being a NAMM member is that you are never on your own . Our international network connects our members to each other , creating a global community of like-minded individuals who share similar goals , challenges , and who believe in music as a force of good . As a NAMM member , you have access to a plethora of benefits , including the opportunity to participate in events and webinars like NAMM ’ s monthly Retail Roundtable discussions , education resources from NAMM U , NAMM ’ s Career Center and Global Member Directory , and discounted rates for The NAMM Show .
NAMM Community Programs Members are also invited to join NAMM ’ s community programs , including NAMM Young Professionals ( NAMM YP ) and Women of NAMM ( WoN ). Becoming involved with member communities is a great way to network and build industry relationships , and is just one of the benefits included with your NAMM membership ! To learn more about the benefits of membership and how to renew or join the NAMM community , visit NAMM . org / membership .
Bring Your Brand to The 2023 NAMM Show The global gathering of the music , sound , and live communities will return to Southern California from April 13 – 15 , 2023 , with one-of-a-kind events and opportunities . From immersive showcases to captivating musical performances , the show will be the perfect combination of much-loved NAMM Show traditions , all-new experiences , and unforgettable memories to last a lifetime . Interact with the latest music products , technologies , and innovations , participate in hands-on product demos , connect with new and old friends at networking receptions , and do your part to grow the industry .
Reach buyers and attendees from a variety of product communities , make lasting industry relationships , secure your next business deal , understand industry trends , access tools to ensure future success , the opportunities are endless !
Brands have a variety of ways to participate in The NAMM Show . Take advantage of traditional booth options , customizable turnkey solutions , private meeting rooms , and digital opportunities to get your brand in the spotlight and maximize your brand ’ s international reach . On-site and digital sponsorships are also available to further strengthen your brand ’ s presence at the show .
To learn more about exhibiting and how participation in the show contributes to ensuring the industry ’ s future , visit NAMM . org / exhibit .
The TEC Awards Call for Entries Period is Open The TEC Finalist Panel is currently accepting entries for the 38 th Annual NAMM TEC Awards , the pro audio industry ’ s premier awards celebration . To qualify for consideration , submitted products and project entries must be released and in commercial use within the current eligibility year of July 1 , 2021 , to June 30 , 2022 .
Companies are encouraged to submit their products and projects for consideration before the call for entry period closes on Aug . 24 , 2022 . Finalists will be announced on Sept . 28 , 2022 , and will be featured across TEC publications and promotional materials . Winners will be announced during the TEC Awards celebration on April 14 , 2023 , at The 2023 NAMM Show in Anaheim , CA . Product entries can be submitted at www . tecawards . org / cfe .
Here at NAMM , we are motivated by the desire to see your business , and our industry , succeed . Only together can we connect our industry , champion music education , and provide resources to create a more musical world .
We welcome you to join us in our efforts , and to contribute to creating a lasting impact on the future of global music-making .
Esha Bahl Krishnamoorthy is the Marketing Coordinator for the National Association of Music Merchants ( NAMM ), the global not-for-profit trade association representing 9,000 manufacturers and retailers of musical instruments and sound products . NAMM ’ s mission is to strengthen the music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music .